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by Prof Margaret Sayers Peden,Isabel Allende

eBook City of the Beasts download ISBN: 0756932122
Author: Prof Margaret Sayers Peden,Isabel Allende
Publisher: Perfection Learning (May 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 406
ePub: 1567 kb
Fb2: 1227 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Geography and Cultures

Home Isabel Allende City of the Beasts. Read on. Also by Isabel Allende.

Home Isabel Allende City of the Beasts. City of the beasts, . Part of Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar series by Isabel Allende. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28. Dedication.

The book circles around two life-changing moments. City of the beasts, by Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. p. cm. ISBN 0-06-050918-X. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on september 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks against her adopted homeland the United States on September 11, 2001, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende had indeed left home.

City of the Beasts (Spanish: La ciudad de las bestias) is the first young adult novel by Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. The novel was translated by Margaret Sayers Peden from Spanish to English. Walden Media acquired the novel's movie rights in 2006 but no film has yet been produced. City of the Beasts begins with the story of Alexander Cold, who is 15 years old and going through a family crisis.

Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, & House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather.

Isabel Allende (Goodreads Author), Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator). City of the Beasts' was not quite my cup of tea, even though I generally enjoy YA-books. Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. However, I tend to enjoy them because they are lighthearted and easy to read, or because they present difficult problems in a slightly less depressing light. City on the Beasts did not have that lightness.

Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers. Adventure and adventurers, Supernatural, Indians of South America, Grandmothers. New York : HarperCollins.

The Beasts, it turns out, are gigantic sloths-leftovers from some prehistoric era that have by dint of their . by Isabel Allende & translated by Margaret Sayers Peden.

Alex and Nadia are rechristened for their totem animals (Jaguar and Eagle) and go on perilous spirit quests.

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Isabel Allende-the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya's Notebook . Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

Isabel Allende-the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world-demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with this atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco. When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, discovering, before the police do, that the deaths may be connected. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes.

Margaret Sayers Peden. City of the Beasts, 2002. My Invented Country, 2003. For other people named Margaret Peden, see Margaret Peden (disambiguation). Margaret Sayers Peden is an award-winning American translator and professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri. She lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. Why don't you translate it for me?" So she di. .Carballido's The Norther (El Norte) became her first published translation in 1970.

Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast.

But there are many secrets hidden in the unexplored wilderness, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover. Drawing on the strength of their spirit guides, both young people are led on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery. . . .

Comments: (7)
sunrise bird
Allende is definitely my favorite author. I actually purchased "City of Beasts" by accident. While browsing through the Amazon Kindle book store on my android I saw "City of Beasts" and accidently hit the "buy" tab. I figured that if I accidently purchased an Allende book, it couldn't be a bad thing. I decided to begin reading the book and found that I could not put it down. This is usually the case with the Allende books I read. Her story and descriptions of the Amazon jungle and the people on the journey to this jungle were captivating. I don't want to give much away, but her story is beautifully written with meaningful purpose, a potent story line, and colorful characters.
Modifyn
Captivating read which is educational for its investigation into indigenous
lifestyles as compared to the 'modern' societies which support avarice and
destruction of forests and rivers. The focus on developing spiritual strengths
is admirable in a world where such is often denied.
Nirn
This is the first of Isabel Allende's trilogy... for young people and adults. written in her great literary style it is full of vivid images, great travel information, and delightful characters ranging from an elderly anthropologist to her young teen grandson and young female from the Amazon.

I suppose somewhere in here might be the heavy religious tones of Narnia or Philip Pullman (if so I missed them). Beasts and its sequels are simply delightful imaginative tales... a bit like Hudson's,Green Mansions, seldom read today. this is nature fantasy, not technology stuff.
This would be a good family read choice: suitable for good readers of about a 6th grade reading level or a good parent read aloud book for poorer readers or a "you read a chapter, I read a chapter" bed time reading. It is a great introduction to a good writer with outstanding adults books. Once I read one I needed all three and bought all three for adults sons for Christmas. Great price at amazon buying all three together in paperback.
Coiwield
Allende never disappoints in transporting the reader into the worlds she creates. At each turn of the page, I was with Kate, Nadia, and Alexander. I could smell the beast and see the every step of their journey; I watched the People of the Mist fade away!
Doulkree
I love this author and this work is special since it is the first of a trilogy for young readers. Two young people find themselves captives of an indigenous tribe near the Amazon River, and become the tribe's bridge to dealing with encroaching business concerns. Their presence in the area is with an expedition seeking a creature similar to the yeti.
Perilanim
Hard to believe this was my first Allende book. I can see what all the hype is about. Her prose style is enchanting, just like the tales she spun in this Fantasy thriller
Sinredeemer
Honestly, I don't know where I was when this trilogy was published! It's one of the best books I've read! I couldn't put it down. I read it as soon as I woke up & when I went to sleep. Isabelle Allende is a really good author. I look forward to reading the rest of her books. ????????????
I loved this book. In fact the whole series is great.